Three Bulldogs Named To NABC Honors CourtSam Martin, Austin Morgan and Jeremiah Kreisberg all were regular contributors to the Yale men’s basketball team last winter. The three also were quite successful in the classroom, and as a result, have been named to the 2012-13 Honors Court by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Yale Well Represented At New England Basketball Hall of Fame CeremonyThe illustrious history of New England basketball was celebrated Saturday night in Worcester, Mass., at the 2013 New England Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Yale was well represented as five former Bulldogs were honored. Chris Dudley ’87, Frank Maturo ’80, Dick Shea ’79, Mark Yellin ’55 and Sam Kaplan ’07 were all inducted as Scholar Athletes.
Four Bulldogs Volunteer At New Haven’s Celentano SchoolThe last few weeks of the spring semester provided a learning experience outside of Yale’s classrooms for four members of the men’s basketball team. Greg Kelley, Sam Martin, Justin Sears and Brandon Sherrod spent time volunteering at New Haven’s Celentano School. The four worked primarily on literacy projects with a kindergarten class.
Six Players Earn Team Awards At Post Season BanquetThe 2012-13 Yale men’s basketball team gathered for one final time for the annual post-season banquet last Wednesday night at the Yale Golf Course. The Bulldogs celebrated the season and handed out the team awards.
Pritchard Elected 2013-14 CaptainJesse Pritchard, who was introduced as the captain of the 2013-14 Yale men’s basketball team at the postseason banquet on Wednesday night, has a simple philosophy when it comes to leading the team. It’s the same philosophy he used when he served as a captain for his high school team back in Ames, Iowa.
Morgan Named Second Team All-IvySenior Austin Morgan was the model of consistency during his career with the Yale men’s basketball team. That didn’t always result in individual recognition. Fortunately that has changed following another solid season. Morgan, who led the Bulldogs in scoring, has been named to the All-Ivy second team, the first time in his career he earned All-Ivy recognition.
Senior Weekend Sweep: Bulldogs Topple Penn 79-65The season ended in fitting fashion for the Yale men’s basketball team. Yale’s depth and balance was never more on display than in Saturday’s 79-65 victory over Penn in the season finale before 1,762 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Princeton, Penn Visit On Senior WeekendThe regular season comes to an end with visits from Princeton and Penn this weekend. The Bulldogs host the Tigers on Friday and the Quakers on Saturday. Both games begin at 7 p.m.
Hot Shooting Lifts Yale Over Princeton, 71-66Princeton seems to bring out the best in the Yale offense. For the second time this season, the Bulldogs shot lights out in knocking off the Tigers 71-66 Friday at a raucous John J. Lee Amphitheater. Yale, which won 69-65 at Princeton in February, swept the season series from the Tigers for the first time since 2008.
Brothers In Blue: Three Seniors Reflect On Yale CareersMichael Grace, Sam Martin and Austin Morgan share a common bond. The three arrived together at Yale in 2009, and over the last four years have grown together, both on and off the basketball court. There have been good times and bad times, but the three have always stuck together.
Bulldogs Bounce Back With Big Win At CornellYale’s offensive struggles lasted just one night. After shooting 31.1 percent from the field against Columbia on Friday, the Bulldogs responded in a big way. Yale executed near flawlessly in the first half Saturday against Cornell, built a 14-point lead and went on to an impressive 79-70 victory over the Big Red before 2,150 at Newman Arena.
Big Second Half Leads Columbia Past YaleColumbia’s Maodo Lo entered Friday’s game with Yale averaging 5.4 points on the season. After 20 minutes, it didn’t appear that was going to change much. Lo, though, went off in the second half, scoring 16 of his career-high 20 points to lead the Lions to a 59-46 victory before 2,022 at Levien Gym.
Final Road Trip Has Yale In New York State Of MindThe final road trip of the regular season takes the Bulldogs to New York. Yale travels to Columbia on Friday and is at Cornell on Saturday. Tipoff on both nights is set for 7 p.m. With two weekends left, the Bulldogs (11-16, 5-5 Ivy) sit in a tie with Cornell for third place in the Ivy League. Yale has placed fourth or better in league play in each of the last 12 years and is looking to finish with a winning league record for the third straight year and for the fifth time in the last seven years.
Harvard Edges Yale 72-66Harvard's Christian Webster made only three field goals in Saturday's game with Yale. Each one, though, sure was significant. The result was a hard-fought 72-66 victory for the Crimson before a very enthusiastic crowd of the 2,139 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Big Home Weekend On Tap For BulldogsAs they head down the home stretch of the regular season, the Bulldogs are playing perhaps their best basketball. Yale has won three of its last four games heading into a big home weekend. The Bulldogs host Dartmouth on Friday at 7 p.m. and Harvard on Saturday at 8 p.m. The game with the Crimson will be televised on the CBS Sports Network. Don Criqui will handle the play by play, while Alaa Abdelnaby provides analysis.
Defense Shuts Down Dartmouth In 78-67 VictoryOnce Yale figured out how to slow down Alex Mitola, it was smooth sailing Friday against Dartmouth. Mitola scored 17 of his career-high 27 points in the first half to keep the Big Green close. The Bulldogs, though, limited him to 10 in the second half and pulled away for a 78-67 victory before 1,207 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Bulldogs Roll Past Columbia 75-56Yale ran its offense to near perfection Saturday against Columbia. The result was a surprisingly easy 75-56 victory over the Lions before 1,426 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Home At Last: Bulldogs Host Cornell, ColumbiaAfter back-to-back weekends on the road, the Bulldogs are back in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater this weekend. Yale hosts Cornell on Friday and Columbia on Saturday. Tip off on both nights is slated for 7 p.m.
Fast Start Helps Cornell Edge Yale, 68-61After last weekend’s sweep of the Penn-Princeton road trip, Yale head coach James Jones thought his team would come out with a little pep in its step Friday against Cornell. Instead, it was the Big Red that got off to a quick start. That and poor foul shouting doomed the Bulldogs in a 68-61 loss before 1,173 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Duren Named Ivy League Player of the WeekSophomore Javier Duren, who played a key role in Yale’s first road sweep of the Penn-Princeton weekend since 1986-87, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week.
Bulldogs Complete Weekend Sweep; Topple Princeton 69-65A snowy weekend in the Northeast turned out to be quite memorable for the Yale men’s basketball team. Javier Duren scored 13 points to lead three players in double figures as the Bulldogs completed a weekend sweep with a 69-65 victory over Princeton before 2,975 at Jadwin Gym.
Road Stretch Ends With Trip To Penn, PrincetonThe Bulldogs conclude a stretch of four straight road games with a trip south this weekend. Yale is at Penn on Friday at 7 p.m. and then visits Princeton for a 6 p.m. tip off on Saturday.
Bulldogs Dominate On Offensive Glass; Knock Off Penn 68-59Yale went to what it does best to earn an important Ivy League victory at Penn on Friday. The Bulldogs grabbed 21 offensive rebounds, turned them into 19 second-chance points and earned a hard-fought 68-59 win over the Quakers before 2,810 at the Palestra.
Townsend Scores Career-High 16 Points In Loss At DartmouthYale saw first-hand last year that Dartmouth’s Gabas Maldunas was one of the top young players in the Ivy League when he scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a Bulldogs’ victory at Leede Arena. Maldunas wasn’t quite as effective on Saturday, but he got more help from his teammates as the Big Green knocked off Yale 71-62 before 1,007 at Leede.
Valiant Comeback Falls Short At HarvardYale did all the things it needed to in the second half of Friday’s game with Harvard. The Bulldogs tightened up defensively, slowed down the pace of the game and were aggressive on offense. Yale, though, had dug itself a little too much of a hole in the opening 20 minutes. The result was a hard-fought 67-64 loss to the Crimson before a full house of 2,195 at Lavietes Pavilion.
Two Bulldogs Earn Ivy League AwardsA big overtime win over Brown on Saturday helped a pair of Yale players earn weekly honors from the Ivy League. Austin Morgan, who scored seven of Yale’s 18 points in the extra period, was named the Ivy League Player of the Week, sharing the honor with Harvard’s Christian Webster. Justin Sears, who paced the Bulldogs with 18 points, was named the Rookie of Week. Sears shared the honor with Harvard’s Siyani Chambers.
Depth Shines In Key 76-64 Victory Over BrownYale’s depth and balance made all the difference in a key 76-64 overtime victory over Brown on Saturday. The fresher Bulldogs outscored the Bears 18-6 in the extra period to earn a much-needed Ivy League win before a Youth Day crowd of 1,684 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Yale Coaches To Participate In 10th Annual Suits & Sneakers Weekend SaturdayDuring his team’s game against Brown this Saturday, James Jones, the Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at Yale, will be one of more than 4,000 college and high school basketball coaches across the United States making an unusual fashion statement when he wears sneakers with his game attire to support the Coaches vs. Cancer® program during the 10th annual Suits & Sneakers weekend.
Game Day Central: Ivy Opener Takes Yale To BrownAfter a challenging and at times grueling non-conference schedule, it's now Ivy play the rest of the way for the Bulldogs, starting Saturday at Brown. Tipoff at the Pizzitola Sports Center is slated for 7 p.m.
Bulldogs Fall In Ivy Opener At BrownA poor offensive performance doomed Yale in its Ivy League opener. The Bulldogs shot just 32.8 percent from the field and were 4-of-22 from three-point range in falling 65-51 to Brown at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
Jones Competing In Shots From Heart TournamentJames Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at Yale, is participating in the third annual Shots from the Heart tournament, presented by CollegeInsider.com.
Bulldogs Roll In Final Non-Conference GameYale made the most of its final tune up before the start of Ivy League play. The Bulldogs shot nearly 70 percent from the field and 62 percent from three-point range en route to a 104-39 victory over Oberlin before a matinee crowd of 1,006 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.